Thursday, April 10, 2008

CURRENT EVENTS

I have a blog so I can share family news with others. But also so I can get things off my chest in the middle of the day without having to call anybody. Like when I see pictures like this in the newspaper:

This girl had 8 limbs!! And it is not a trick with Photoshop. I thought that was crazy when I saw it a few months ago. But yesterday I saw a picture of this:

This girl has two faces! And she eats out of both mouths (which will not bode well for any childhood obesity studies). The interesting thing is that both of these girls are from India. This is probably a fortunate thing since the Hindus are treating these impairments as blessings rather than disfigurments as we probably would in America.
But isn't it more fun to see these anomalies and share them with someone? Hub has always left for work by the time I read the paper and so I show the boys and hope they will share my awe. But they have seen more interesting creatures on Scooby-Doo so aren't easily impresed.

And the last thing I want to share is in regards to polygamy. Due to the raid in Eldorado, TX, this issue is once more hot. Don't we all love to analyze what it would be like to be in that type of a situation? What if I had a few sister-wives? I would be the boss of course, and they would be the ones to cook and clean. They would have to be more homely than me so there wasn't any competition in THAT area and hopefully we could find some stylish long dresses to share.

Seriously though, I have seen interviews with intelligent polygamist women who honestly seem to cherish their relationships with the 'other' women. They have a strong support system and their children will be raised in more secure homes than a lot of kids in mainstream America. But the sects that marry off girls once they hit puberty.....horrible.
Those are my issues for today. Back to the exciting family pics later.

9 comments:

Holliann said...

I kept thinking, just leave these poor families alone with the polygamy thing, but now you hear so much stuff about the poor girls, and it just give me the creeps. I am kind of glad they are going after some of those crazies.

cold cocoa said...

Which version of the Daily Herald do you subscribe to?!

DKAZ said...

Do you remember the movie, "So I Married an Axe Murderer" with Micheal Myers? His character pokes fun at his mom for considering the daily gossip magazine as "news". What do ya think? Eight limbs, two faces, two mouths, come on!

Polygamy schmolygamy.

Megz said...

Hello friends! These marvels of the body are shared on real world news, not just the National Enquirer. Well, D-K probably doesn't consider CNN real news but I'm sure FoxNews broadcast it as well. And Cold Cocoa, if you ever actually brought in your newspaper from your driveway you would know what I'm talking about. What a bunch of doubting Thomases......

The Allreds said...

That news just makes me grateful for the "blessings" I enjoy. After our dinner conversation about other childhood trials...I'd take those over the news you found in the paper! Glad I haven't opened the paper this week nor do I have to read it for another WHOLE week (and not feel guilty)! : )

LC said...

I'm glad you posted because I read the paper with my breakfast (a little habit I picked up from the C. family) and have been thinking about the polygamy:
How about they leave the women and children alone and take out the men! They're the ones that seem to be causing the problems. I don't know but the whole issue is sad and disturbing.
And those girls that are like that Vishnu goddess... Bizarre.
Anyway, back to changing diapers.

LC said...

p.s. I hope you'll replace those pictures with a happy springtime scene soon...

T said...

Q and I were just discussing some of the Texas polygamy issues - and concluded that it was probably an outside person posing as a teenage pregnant bride who made the initial call - and good for them!
The polygamy issue is a little more obvious here and there have been a few times I've wanted to cry when I see a little 5 yr old girl playing in the checkout aisles and smiling at my little kids - but in ten years mine will be getting ready to drive and theirs will likely be raising their own - that infuriates me near to the point of kidnapping. Okay - I'm done, now you know how psycho I get :)

Maisie said...

Thanks for writing this.